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The Last Word

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, Steals on the ear the distant triumph song …

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You Can’t Have It All

(A Lection Reflection on Joshua 24 and John 6) Choices. We all face them. This sandwich or that one? This house or that apartment? This job or the other? Get married or stay single? And even though we know that … Continue reading

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The Process of Being Born-ed (John 3)

(a Lection Reflection on John 3) My wife and I have two grown sons. We have experienced many special, wondrous moments with each of them. I have to say, though, that one of the most amazing moments I have ever … Continue reading

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We’re Only Loved If We Obey? (John 15)

(A Lection Reflection on John 15:9-13) At first glance, this week’s lection looks less like the reassuring Jesus of the Farewell Discourse, and more like the “right strawy epistle” of James. Lots of “ifs” here: IF you keep my commandments, … Continue reading

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Tough Verses in John 17

(A Lection Reflection on John 17: 20-22) OK, let’s get something on the table right up front: if you want to go beyond just the devotional, then some passages are hard. They raise issues of Christology and the nature of … Continue reading

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